Yes, this is the bar on top of the hotel where Sleep No More takes place, but you aren’t going to have to wear a mask here. This is a laid-back rooftop bar with some nice shrubbery and plenty of places to sit. It’s also one of your best drinking options in Chelsea (especially when you want to hang outdoors). Sure, the Frying Pan is only a few blocks away, but this bar feels less like a frat party. Stop by for dinner, drinks, or a serve-yourself brunch.
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A restaurant that only serves bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches. No, this is not a joke. BEC is real, and it's here to cure your hangover.
Socarrat Paella Bar
No bigger than a subway car, Socarrat packs the majority of their patrons on bar stools around a communal table. The idea here is that they do paella the way it's done in Spain, as one big family. In such a small space, keeping the drool inside your mouth while you wait for your food is no easy task.
Del Posto is an excellent special occasion restaurant, located in a big space in Chelsea. Think of it as a more upscale Babbo, or Daniel with pasta.
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Sauvage is a place in lower Greenpoint that looks like a French bistro, serves a great burger, and is surprisingly easy to get into.
Gramercy Tavern is an incredible restaurant. But you already know that. The bar is the move you want to make here, and you want to make it often.
Lighthouse is our go-to spot in Williamsburg for a casual, kind of healthy, but still impressive meal.
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The Heights is the rooftop bar at the Arlo Nomad, and it’s pretty low-key for how nice the views are. Stop by for a drink before a show at MSG.
The Rum House
The Rum House is a popular cocktail bar at the bottom of the Edison Hotel in Midtown West.
Lantern’s Keep is a cocktail bar in Midtown West that’s useful to know about if you’re trying to impress someone.
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